Why Cybersecurity Due Diligence is Essential in M&A

Large data breaches such as Equifax, Marriott Starwood and Global Payments have received a lot of press. What is not getting as much coverage is the large number of data breaches that impact the SMB marketplace. In 2017, cyberattacks cost small to medium-sized businesses an average of $2,235,000, according to Ponemon Institute’s “2017 State of…

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Join MAPP Advisors’ Webinar

MAPP Advisors is hosting a free webinar for the Merchant Acquirers’ Committee called Mergers & Acquisitions – A Catalyst to Economic Growth. Payments industry leaders and MAPP Principals, Jim Battista and JT Dominick, will conduct the webinar. They are excited to share their industry insight and transactional expertise. The payments industry has experienced a record…

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MAPP Advisors Welcomes Nolan Pittman as SVP of Operations

Nashville, TN (September 11, 2018) – MAPP Advisors, a leading payments M&A advisory firm, is pleased to announce Nolan Pittman has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Operations. Pittman will be responsible for financial modeling and data analytics including analyzing payments trends and identifying opportunities in the payments space. He will manage the…

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Top 10 M & A Mistakes

The payments industry has experienced a record number of deals in 2018 with no end in sight. As valuations continue to soar so does the interest in doing transactions. Based on our extensive experience in the payments industry, here are the top 10 M & A mistakes to avoid: Assuming the Deal is Done after…

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No Summer Slowdown In Payments

The activity in the payments industry shows no signs of a summer slowdown. There is a wave of Mergers, Acquisitions and IPOs, with plenty of payments companies looking to ride the wave. This momentum has led to the need for payments companies to grow at rapid paces which is fueling M & A activity. Here…

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MAPP Advisors Joins Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC) Board

Aimee DuCasse, Marketing Director of MAPP Advisors, was elected to be an Advisor to the Board of the Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC) for the 2018 term. MAC is an organization of payments professionals dedicated to protecting the integrity of the payments ecosystem. Members include acquiring banks, ISOs, the card brands, NACHA, law enforcement agencies, payment processors,…

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MAPP Advisors To Sponsor St. Jude Farm, Fork & Cork Event

Nashville, TN (May 16, 2018) – MAPP Advisors is proud to be a sponsor of St. Jude’s fourth annual Farm, Fork & Cork event set for Sunday, May 20th at Michael W. Smith’s Deer Valley Farm in Franklin, TN. The event will feature cocktails, live and silent auctions, and a farm-to-table seated dinner curated by…

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The Pulse of Payments

The MAPP Advisors team shared our insight with numerous clients and contacts at ETA’s TRANSACT conference last week. We’ve got the pulse on payments:   Jim Battista, Principal Vertical roll ups rule the Payments Industry. If TRANSACT verified anything, it’s that the strategy being played out in the last twelve months will be the focus for…

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Success Summarizes the 2018 MAC Conference

Last week, MAPP Advisors attended the 10th Annual MAC Conference and served as a Gold Sponsor. The conference is the only one in the acquiring industry dedicated to risk. It was attended by over 400 payments professionals and the intimate size was a welcome change from some larger payments conferences. It provided the perfect setting…

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